Gilport Lions targeting players from BPL clubs

Gilport Lions targeting players from BPL clubs
Gilport Lions players celebrating a goal during the beMobile Sponsored Botswana Premier league match between Gilport Lions and BR Highlanders at the Molepolole Sports Complex on 2 April 2016. MONIRUL BHUIYAN/backpage pix

Friday Dec 22, 2017. 11:00

Gilport Lions will be busy during the upcoming January, 2018 Transfer Window beefing up their squad.

The BTC Premiership side recently lost 16 players, who had asked for the termination of their contracts with club.

Lions were left with eight players and this impacted negatively on the team’s ability to participate fully in its obligations to the league.

Lions have since been conducting trials as they look to reinforce their squad before the resumes next month.

Mpho Sephiri, the Lions team manager, says they are looking to sign players from other Botswana Premier League (BPL) clubs.

“Yes, we have been conducting trials because we have only eight players left in our squad,” Sephiri told

“We are also looking to sign players, who are currently contracted to other BPL clubs. So, we are building a new team that can compete in the league," she said.

Sephiri went on to state that Zimbabwean tactician Paradzayi Mandivenga will continue coaching the team.

“Yes, nothing has changed regarding the coach. He will continue serving as the head coach next year," she added.

Lions are languishing at the bottom of the league table with four points from nine matches.

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